The WBENC Has Granted WBE Certification to Special Effects Screen Printing Leader
H&H Graphics, one of the nation’s leading providers of special effects screen printing using UV coatings and other specialty inks, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
WBE Certification Background
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
What WBE Means for H&H Graphics
“For me, it’s about responsibility as well as support and recognition. There’s a responsibility to represent women and help pave the way for future women business owners,” said Michelle Leissner, president of H&H Graphics. “There’s also the recognition of H&H Graphics as a minority business, and the support provided by organizations like WBENC provides resources and assistance to help us grow and succeed.”
Leissner added: “Our WBE certification is also something that can be important for our clients and prospects who participate in supplier diversity programs. There are many large companies that want the value-add that special effects screen printing with UV coatings and other specialty inks offers, and they seek to work with women owned businesses – companies including Procter & Gamble, Chase and L’Oreal.”
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. More: www.wbenc.org
About H&H Graphics
Founded in 1978, H&H Graphics helps our clients be Anything but Ordinary with state-of-the-art special effects screen printing that utilize UV coatings, specialty inks and varnishes. Our R&D department creates custom inks and coatings in house to achieve your desired look, feel, or smell with the highest quality and performance and we offer a level of client service that’s unexpected. Example special effects include glitter, gloss & matte, scented, scratch-off, glow-in-the dark, and textures. While we work with many types of applications, we offer special expertise screen printing gift cards, credit cards, packaging, retail POS/POP displays, book jackets and covers, and greeting cards. Challenge us! We love exceeding expectations and achieving the impossible.
Contact us to learn more about UV coatings and our special effects screen printing services